I’ve got everything back. Everything except an updated “contacts” list in Outlook. The one I’ve had to settle for is several months old, so it lacks only a couple updates.
All my email was saved. All my work stuff was found. I found the contents of my desktop in a file called “userdata” in the file recovery program. In Windows Explorer, the userdata file contained a bunch of nothing. Weird also that a search in the file recovery program returned no .pst files; I had to manually find those bad boys.
Let this be a lesson. If I learn nothing else from this near-fiasco, I’ve learned…okay, I’ve learned nothing. I’ll keep not saving everything on a regular basis, and I’ll keep clicking buttons that I have no business clicking. And that’s just the way it is. Courage.
Ren: You fool! Don’t press that button! That’s the History Eraser button!
Stimpy: So what’ll happen?
Ren: That’s just it! We don’t know! Maybe something bad; maybe something good! I guess we’ll never know. Cause you’re going to guard it. You won’t touch it, will you?